Green Energy and Technology

Building Sustainable Cities of the Future

Editors: Bishop, Justin (Ed.)

  • Considers sustainable cities from a systems thinking perspective
  • Provides real-world examples to illustrate the ideas presented
  • Draws on the expertise of academics, urban planners and architects
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About this book

This book draws upon the expertise of academic researchers, urban planners and architects to explore the challenge of building the sustainable cities of the future. It addresses this challenge by considering current cities and those of the near future, and creates a picture of the sustainable city from the bottom up.

Individual chapters cover topics such as transport, energy supply, sustainable urbanism and promoting social equality in large infrastructure projects. Real-world examples are presented to illustrate how systems thinking is used to integrate different components of a city so as to ensure that the whole is more sustainable than its parts.

Written in an accessible style, this book is intended for general readers as much as it is for students and researchers interested in sustainable cities and related topics. It is also ideal for urban planners seeking best-practice guidelines for sustainable urban development.

About the authors

Dr. Justin Bishop is a Research Associate in Transport Analysis at the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight and involved in the Energy Efficient Cities Initiative at the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering. He is also a Visiting Research Associate at the University of Oxford’s Transport Studies Unit. Formerly, he was a James Martin Research Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Institute for Carbon and Energy Reduction in Transport (ICERT).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bishop, Justin

    Pages 1-3

  • Energy for Cities: Supply, Demand and Infrastructure Investment

    Axon, Colin J. (et al.)

    Pages 5-27

  • Future-Proofed Design of Low-Energy Housing Developments: Case Studies from the UK and Sweden

    Georgiadou, Maria Christina

    Pages 29-56

  • On the Move—or Moving On? Reimagining the Future of Travel

    Al-Chalabi, Malek

    Pages 57-74

  • Water: An Essential Resource and a Critical Hazard

    Fenner, Richard A.

    Pages 75-97

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54458-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54456-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Sustainable Cities of the Future
Editors
  • Justin Bishop
Series Title
Green Energy and Technology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54458-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54458-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54456-4
Series ISSN
1865-3529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 194
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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